I ran snod last year and was pretty blown away at the race. It had everything from the course to the rain which I strangely enjoyed for 20 out of 26 miles and finally the comradery with my fellow runners.
I finished in 4.00. 30 last year so am looking to go sub 4 this year.
I think i'll fit in well here as i'm also running the palma marathon 2 weeks before Snod!! eek.
Hi Carterum. I hope that didn't sound snooby of me but it really irks me every year. Fair enough run for charity and raise money, Ive raised thousands over the years myself for various good causes, however don't strap a fridge to your back or a 40lb latex dinosaur costume to hamper your efforts. its a frikken race people!!! If you must wear a costume then wear run you can actually run in, probably one thats lycra, i.e. spiderman or superman. Iron man on the other hand. No. You see where im going with this.
I was lucky enough to get a club place in 2014 which I trained my arse off for 14 weeks to get to the start line and ran a PB at the time, which is still my PB today since those fecking piss juggling manchester marathon 2015 organisers couldn't find it in themselves to measure a course again that they knew to be short from 2013 (another rant altogether)
I don't care what time anyone does at London whether its a sub 3 or sub 7. Just as long as that person has reached the line and can say they've trained for it and will give it their best shot. but walking over the start line. oh deary me. Just go home.
RE the marathon cheats. Same happens every year. people cut the barrier just after tower bridge cutting out 6 or 7 miles out of the course. They use an algorithm every year to find out for 10% or larger variances in 1st and 2nd half splits and investigate those who have the huge negative splits. They always find everyone who does it and thats why the millionth finisher wont be announced for a couple of weeks. Again, wasted places also.
Right thats it, my last rant on the subject i promise.
Rob: Big protest planned at the dustbowl this weekend. Even the wenger choir boys red Action are calling for change. I think the momentum has finally tipped for the WOB. #wengerout
Hey all thought i'd drop by to say epic efforts VLM crew. I doff my cap to all of you.
Nell: Sub 3 hours and you said the wheels came off. lol. You have certainly set the bar high for yourself.
Washwood. Superb effort and what endurance. Ill be attemting two marathons in 2 weeks this October( Palma and Snowdonia) so ill be tapping you up for advice later in the year.
Elle & Nick. fantastic race reports. throughly good reads. Elle your dog looked knackered to be fair. lol
I cant wait to enter the ballot for VLM next week and I really cant wait for my 9th rejection letter on the bounce in October. Mini rant coming up but I was watching the VLm on TV and the coverage cut back to the start line after 30 mins or so when the last runners were going through. Except they wernt running but walking over the start line. Walking for god sake at 0 miles. It just pissed me off that ive been rejected so many times on the ballot place now, yet there are people who get in who cant even be arsed to run even across the start line.
Grrr. Its even worse then getting a place and then running round it with an international space station attached to your back.
Yep. It was an 18 min PB for me. Even with the short course It was huge PB sort of form I was on. Its already been stripped of PO10. Absolutley gutted. Need to start looking for another fast marathon to have another crack.